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book image Alfred and Guinevere
Alfred and Guinevere
James Schuyler
Schuyler
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Schuyler has a pitch-perfect ear for the children's voices, and the story, told entirely through snatches of dialogue and passages from Guinevere's diary, is a tour de force of comic and poetic invention.
Contributors: John Ashbery

book image Dante: Poet of the Secular World
Dante
Erich Auerbach
Auerbach
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An inspiring introduction to one of world's greatest poets and a brilliantly argued essay in the history of ideas.
Contributors: Michael Dirda

book image Grief Lessons (Paperback): Four Plays by Euripides
Grief Lessons
Euripides
Euripides
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"Why does tragedy exist? Because you are full of rage. Why are you full of rage? Because you are full of grief." Celebrated contemporary poet and classicist Anne Carson presents new translations of four plays by Euripides.
Contributors: Anne Carson

book image In Parenthesis
In Parenthesis
David Jones
Jones
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"This writing has to do with some things I saw, felt, and was part of": with quiet modesty, David Jones introduces one of the grandest imaginative efforts to grapple with World War I.

book image The Inferno of Dante Alighieri
Inferno Of Dante Alighieri
Ciaran Carson
Alighieri
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This is a truly original retelling of Dante's epic journey that will surprise and renew the twenty-first-century reader's faith in the art of translation.

book image Jejuri
Jejuri
Arun Kolatkar
Kolatkar
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A sequence of stunningly simple but haunting poems, Jejuri is one of the great books of modern India.
Contributors: Amit Chaudhuri

book image Letters: Summer 1926
Letters: Summer 1926
Boris Pasternak, Rainer Maria Rilke, Marina Tsvetayeva
Pasternak
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Letters: Summer 1926 takes the reader into the hearts and minds of three of the twentieth-century's greatest poets at a moment of maximum emotional and creative pressure.
Contributors: Jamey Gambrell , Margaret Wettlin, Walter Arndt, Jamey Gambrell

book image The New Life
New Life
Dante Alighieri
Dante
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The New Life is the masterpiece of Dante's youth, an account of his love for Beatrice, the girl who was to become his lifelong muse, and of her tragic early death.
Contributors: Dante Gabriel Rossetti

book image Poems of the Late T'ang
Poems of the Late T'ang
A.C. Graham
Graham
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A groundbreaking anthology that includes the work of some of the most famous poets of China. "You never forget the moment you first encounter a book that turns out to be a treasure for life. Especially works that open up new worlds."—Michael Wood, The Independent (UK)

book image Records of Shelley, Byron, and the Author
Records of Shelley, Byron, and the Author
Edward John Trelawny
Trelawny
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In 1822, after having been discharged from the British navy, deserted by his wife, and as good as disowned by his father, the thirty-two year old Edward John Trelawny set off for Italy to make the acquaintance of his hero, Lord Byron.
Contributors: Anne Barton

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